The Covid19 task force of Zoram Medical College (ZMC) on Wednesday suggested an early diagnosis of Covid19 to avoid more fatalities.
Nodal officer PC Lalramenga said the recent study conducted by the task force observed that early diagnosis can effectively prevent a fatality.
A person, who develops symptoms of Covid19 or is suspected to be infected with Covid19 should go for an early test, he said.
“Although the death rate is low despite rising cases, the number of patients admitted at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) can’t decline. Our utmost concern is to save life,” he said.
Dr Lalnunmawii Sailo, an Associate Professor at Anaesthesiology department and ICU in-charge also said many patients, who have been admitted at the ICU were those, who initially ignore the disease as a common flu.
Some of the patients could not be saved because of late diagnosis, she said.
She also pointed out that there were some patients, who were diagnosed with Covid19, only after undergoing 4 sample tests.
Citing about the importance of vaccination, Sailo said that 16% of Covid19 patients, who died at the medical college, have been fully vaccinated, while 24% of them have received the first dose.
She said that 60% of those who died due to Covid19 at ZMC did not receive Covid19 vaccine.
Mizoram on Thursday reported 741 new Covid19 cases, 76 less than the Covid19 cases reported on the previous day, with the tally increasing to 1,15,207, an official said.
On Tuesday, the northeastern state reported 665 cases.
The Covid19 cases in the state showed a declining trend for the past week with daily cases standing below 1000.
The death toll rose to 396 as three more people have succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, the official said.
The single-day positivity rate dipped to 8.97% from 12.36% on the previous day, while the positivity rate for the past seven days stood at 11.59%, he said.
At least 168 children were among the newly infected people, he said.
The number of Covid19 active cases now stands at 10,263, while 1,243 people have recovered on Wednesday, taking the total recovery to 1,04,548.
The recovery rate among Covid-19 patients is 90.74%, which is less than the national average of 98.15% and the death rate is 0.34% against the national average of 1.33%.
The state has conducted more than 12.46 lakh sample tests for Covid19 so far, of this 8,264 samples were tested on Wednesday.
Over 6.92 lakh people have been vaccinated till Wednesday, of which 4.96 lakh people have received full dose of Covid-19 vaccine, state immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi said.